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Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 20180.94. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Xcel Energy Inc. is 40.56 (with a change from open of 2.01%), this in conjunction with a target price of 43.64. Volume today has so far reached 2576967, with an average volume of about 3092.68. The GAP for this stock, is 0.10%.

The P/E ratio is 18.82, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.17. The current EPS for Xcel Energy Inc., is 2.11, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -4.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 13.37%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Xcel Energy Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.42% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.34%. Quarter over quarter is -0.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 3.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.15% and institutional ownership is 72.00%. Shares outstanding is 508.08, while shares float is at a value of 507.12. Float short for Xcel Energy Inc. is 1.69% and the short ratio is 2.77.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.22, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.33. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 93.10% and their operating margin is 19.90%. The profit margin is 9.90%.

Xcel Energy Inc. has seen returns on assets of 2.80%, and on investment, 5.90%. Return on equity is 10.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.53. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.87, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.89 and Price/cash is 263.12, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -2.27% and 0.42% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.96% and the 52 week low is 22.20%.

Xcel Energy Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.42%, with a current price of 40.56. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 62.50%. This is in an industry, Electric Utilities, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Utilities. Xcel Energy Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Electric Utilities industry means that Xcel Energy Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.53%, with performance for the month coming to -2.17%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -8.17%, and for the half year the performance is 14.46%. Volatility for this week is 1.39% and for the month this is 1.71%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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